A STUNNING rainbow light projection beamed across the skies of Poole last night, delighting residents who photographed the illumination.

The Global Rainbow shone from Poole Lighthouse to signal resilience and re-emergence from Covid.

The rainbow is a large-scale public art light installation that beams seven rays of laser light to represent the colour spectrum of a natural rainbow and create a natural perspective horizon arc.

Funded by BCP Council, Lighthouse will host the projection over Poole and eastwards towards Hengistbury Head after dark until Saturday, November 20.

Bournemouth Echo: Global Rainbow image by Camera Club member Shaun WilsonGlobal Rainbow image by Camera Club member Shaun Wilson

Lighthouse chief executive Elspeth McBain said: “Lighthouse is absolutely delighted to receive this grant funding for a work that will stand as a shining example of Poole’s spirit and pride as our community looks forward to a brighter future.”

Members of the Echo Camera Club posted their pictures of the light, receiving a positive reaction from followers.

One commented: “Absolutely stunning beam, went for miles across the bay towards the Isle of Wight.”

Another said: “All that you need to finish it off is Pink Floyd - Dark Side of the Moon pumping out.”